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Hemp used for construction gains popularity in U.S.

Jul 18, 2019 (0) comment , , ,

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Builders who use natural materials in the United States have seen interest grow in “hempcrete,” a renewable building material made with hemp that can take the place of traditional drywall, insulation and siding. Since the 2018 Farm Bill legalized industrial hemp, the construction material — used for 30 years in Europe — has captured the […]

5 Ways to Get More Done as a Small-Business Owner

Jul 11, 2019 (0) comment , , ,

Consider these five tips from professionals and experts. Entrepreneurs everywhere face a similar challenge each day: it seems there’s always more to do than time in which to do it. The good news is that since all of us are working on a time-management and productivity equation, there’s plenty of good advice to go around. Only […]

4 Entrepreneurial Breakthrough Lessons From July 4th

Jun 27, 2019 (0) comment , , ,

Independence was declared in 1776, but the Revolutionary War didn’t end until November of 1783. That makes it one of the longest wars in US history. For almost nine years, our founders claimed they were a nation before the rest of the world recognized it. They sewed flags and sang songs and laid down lives […]

New dump truck app the latest in Uber-style market trend

Jun 27, 2019 (0) comment , , , ,

Peer-to-peer marketplace apps are all about getting rid of the often expensive and usually time-consuming intermediary process and connecting users directly to the services they need. This way of doing business has become popular with everything from vacation rentals a la Airbnb to ride sharing via Uber and Lyft. That desire for convenience — and […]

10 Ways to Strengthen Your Entrepreneurial Mind

Jun 14, 2019 (0) comment , , ,

Becoming a successful entrepreneur requires learning that goes beyond how to just run numbers and manage finances. As someone who has been an entrepreneur for more than two decades, I can tell you that while these elements certainly play a role, actually doing something significant with your particular business’s numbers requires creativity, leadership ability and […]

New 3D-printed cement paste gets stronger when it cracks — just like structures in nature

Jun 14, 2019 (0) comment , ,

What if the inherent weaknesses of a material actually made houses and buildings stronger during wildfires and earthquakes? Purdue University researchers have 3D-printed cement paste, a key ingredient of the concrete and mortar used to build various elements of infrastructure, that gets tougher under pressure like the shells of arthropods such as lobsters and beetles. […]

Update on So-Cal to Vegas High Speed Rail Construction

Jun 06, 2019 (0) comment , ,

Brief: Virgin Trains USA’s plans to build a $4 billion high-speed rail system between Las Vegas and Southern California will likely be postponed for two years after developers failed to win tax abatements from Nevada lawmakers during the most recent legislative session, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.  If the state legislature had approved the rail […]

5 Ways the Sharpest CEOs Get Their Best Ideas

May 30, 2019 (0) comment , , ,

Leaders of America’s fastest growing companies on when and where they’re most likely to get their next big idea. Great ideas can come when you least expect it–riding the train, cooking dinner, watering your plants. For some leaders, however, the best ideas seem to emerge from particular patterns. Here, Inc. tapped some of the CEOs of America’s fastest-growing companies to […]

Happy Memorial Day to These 5 Amazing Veteran Entrepreneurs

May 23, 2019 (0) comment , , ,

After fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq, these entrepreneurs have taken on the challenge of building new businesses. In honor of Memorial Day, we thought we’d take a look at the men and women who have not only served in our country’s armed forces, but have come home to embrace a different challenge–that of building an […]

Reasons Enterprising Builders Should Consider Hempcrete

May 16, 2019 (0) comment , , ,

As more states legalize marijuana, cannabis has been growing in popularity in increasingly surprising ways. Want proof? Say hello to the hempcrete house. In case you’re wondering, these buildings won’t get you stoned. But they could become the next big thing in real estate for a whole bunch of reasons. Here’s everything you ever wanted to know […]

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